Mary Astell

[Revised entry by Alice Sowaal on December 9, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Mary Astell (1666 - 1731) was an English philosopher. She was born in Newcastle, and lived her adult life
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[Revised entry by Alice Sowaal on December 9, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Mary Astell (1666 - 1731) was an English philosopher. She was born in Newcastle, and lived her adult life in London. Her patrons were Lady Ann Coventry, Lady Elizabeth Hastings, and Catherine Jones, and among those in her intellectual circle were Lady Mary Chudleigh, Judith Drake, Elizabeth Elstob, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, and John Norris. In addition to a number of pamphlets, she wrote the following books:...

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